There are many different things to consider before choosing a nursing home for
yourself or making a recommendation to a loved one. You will want to assess the quality of the staff, the overall cleanliness of the home, the comfort of the rooms, and many other different features.
Don’t overlook the dining room. A nursing home’s menu and dining policy will play a large role in the overall quality of a resident’s stay. When assessing a particular nursing home, here are some questions to ask yourself regarding their food options and policies:
Are the food items on the menu healthy?... (read more)
Most veterans of the U.S. Military are aware that they can receive disability compensation if they were injured while on active duty. However, few veterans know about a special military program that is meant to help veterans who are disabled and struggling financially.
The VA’s pension program can seem a little complicated on the surface, but the gist of the program is that you may be able to earn a monthly pension if you are struggling financially and/or disabled. The payments will depend on your family situation, the level of your disability, and your monthly income. You could receive a... (read more)
With elderly people living longer than ever and middle-aged men and women being busier than ever, many men and women are finding themselves in the difficult position of having to talk to their aging parents about the possibility of them moving into an assisted living facility. While people may want to put off having this talk to avoid hurt feelings, it often becomes unavoidable. There are ways to ease into this conversation, however.
First of all, it is better to bring up the subject of an assisted living center earlier rather than later. If the subject is first broached when the parents ... (read more)
Home care clients are encouraged to get out and enjoy their favorite summer activities with families and friends.
ComForcare Home Care is dedicated to promoting the independence and quality of life for every client it serves. One of the best ways to improve your quality of life is to spend time with loved ones. Summer allows plenty of opportunities to visit, play, relax or simply appreciate the joys of living.
Enjoy the Outdoors
Spend time outside. Invite grandchildren over for some outdoor games, or ask your home care provider to accompany you on an evening walk. Take precaut... (read more)
Using senior alert systems has become more common as the Baby Boomers are aging. People are more interested in living independently than ever before and seeking ways to stay that way. There are a variety of different tools on the market to help people maintain an independent living status and this is one of the most popular.
Why consider these?
At one time, people lived with family members for all or most of their lives. Or they lived near them. People also knew their neighbors a little better than now, and many people in the United States now could not tell you what their neighbors ... (read more)
A caregiver is a live-in caregiver who provides assistance to the elderly or disabled by helping them perform everyday tasks that they can no longer do themselves. The tasks of a caregiver vary, depending on the needs of the person they are caring for. The general job duties usually include help with day-to-day tasks such as dressing, providing medication reminders, taking care of household duties, preparing meals, and assisting with physician recommended exercises.
Some of the specific tasks a caregiver may need to perform are: - Assisting with personal care including bathing, dressing... (read more)
The Golden Estate, a preferred lifestyle community solution for elderly, follows the traditional “Joint Family” culture, which has younger generation taking care of the elderly. Based on this model, The Golden Estate offers Assisted Senior Living in Faridabad.
These are reasons why elderly should be choosing “The Golden Estate”?
Values: Our work standards are defined by following values:
• Care: Taking care of the elderly is first priority. Our independent unit model ensures privacy and safety for the residents. • Transparency: We have transparent operations, so that our reside... (read more)
Web Synergies founder and CEO, Mr Gideon Lim and the company’s Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Mr Prabhu Kumar Gade was amongst the thousands of attendees at the recent Microsoft World Partner Conference held in Houston Texas. As Microsoft Gold Partner, Web Synergies offers a complete suite of business services provided by Microsoft including customized MS CRM software solutions that help businesses manage their growth challenges and reach their targets. Web Synergies obtained its status as a Microsoft Gold Partner in 2005 and in the past eight years has provided innovative MS produ... (read more)
Living with dementia is a very challenging experience that people over the age of 65 usually go through. When you are diagnosed with this condition, you are typically left vulnerable, considering that it has a huge impact on your mental capabilities. Other than memory loss, the condition also comes with a gradual loss of your ability to understand situations as well as speech and language problems. All these can make it more and more difficult for you to carry out even the simplest tasks over time and the day will come when you’ll need assistance from your family or a dementia home care profe... (read more)
ComForcare owners share their experience owning and managing a home care franchise in Tennessee.
Home care came as a natural decision for Keith and Glenda Burke when they were looking into a new career path. Both had previous experience dealing with the challenges of finding reliable and affordable home care services for their aging parents. The couple chose to pursue a home care franchise with ComForcare because they were drawn to the company’s patient-centered care process.
Driven by Personal Experience
Keith helped his brothers care for their parents when his mother and fat... (read more)
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If you're a guy about to be married you're sure to want to celebrate the end of "freedom" with a bit of a buck’s night party with your male friends. Weddings would not be complete without bachelor party for the groom and his male buddies. These parties have been portrayed so many times in movies but are they really that wild? The usual answer is that it depends on the groom and how far he is willing to go. Others would say it depends on how far the bride allows her would-be groom to flirt around.
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singles over 60, a new website www.SinglesOver60.org brings a new ray of hope, allowing them to find their love-life online. The site thus helps rekindle a lovely relationship between two seniors above 60 years of age. The site claims to offer specialized services to this particular demographic and help bring a new joy and inspiration in their lives. Many psychologists feel that loneliness can make a senior citizen’s life more miserable when he or she lacks an emotional support in life. For their overall well being, they need a loving partner with whom they can share everything and can bu... (read more)
When a loved one has come to that time in their life when memory-related issues are reducing their quality of life, a decision has to be made and it isn't an easy one. Selecting an Alzheimer Care Facility in Iowa City, IA is a very big decision and you want to make certain that the one you choose will offer your loved one the care they deserve. This takes some time and effort because there are so many things which need to be taken into account. The facility you select has to be specifically set up to take care of residents with memory impairment, including Alzheimer's and dementia. These... (read more)
ComForcare Home Care urges families to create an emergency plan in case an aging loved one becomes ill or injured.
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2013 – ComForcare encourages families to talk with aging loved ones and create an emergency plan so the entire family has a plan of action to follow in case an unexpected health problem arises. Knowing that home care services may become necessary and the options available for this care may make it easier to cope with a health emergency. For some families, this may be a difficult or sensitive topic to consider, but having a plan in place provides peace o... (read more)
The retirement plan is quite significant and essential for everyone. If a person gets retired from work, then the pension that is provided will be sufficient for his/her regular life style. Due to this reason, the Retirement Plans in Mountain View are required by the employees as it is their only source of revenue after the retirement. The retirement policies for employees depend on several factors in this city. The adjustments of compensation for the council-appointed staffs are publicly approved and noticed at the council meetings. The various laws and regulations of this city need to be fol... (read more)
ComForcare offers suggestions to help family caregivers manage seasonal allergy symptoms for their older loved ones.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 2013 - ComForcare urges seniors to take extra precautions if they are experiencing allergy symptoms. According to health experts, seniors can have complicating factors that make it difficult to deal with allergies such as lung disease or COPD. If you notice a loved one having difficulty breathing, have them see a health care professional to determine if it is allergies or a more serious condition. Since prevention is always the best defense, ComForc... (read more)
Menopause is the stage of women's life where they no longer menstruate or get pregnant. It is a very natural process related to hormonal, physical and psychosocial changes in women's life. It usually affects women somewhere between the ages of 40 and 60. Due to the fluctuation of estrogen and progesterone hormones, most women will experience some symptoms associated with menopause during this phase of life.
Common signs and symptoms of menopause include low sex drive, bloating and weight gain, headaches, mood swings, fuzzy thinking, memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, depres... (read more)
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Assistive aids or assistive devices are instruments that make tasks that elderly, disabled and/or caregivers might carry out on a regular basis easier and more manageable to do. For example they can be as simple as a wheel chair, walker or rollator assisting people who experience problems with mobility tasks. Low vision aids assist individuals who have vision difficulties. Examples include page magnifiers, phones for the elderly, or a magnifying lamp. Some are more sophisticated devices like LED holders that can encase and magnify print on medication, or talking watches and clocks that speak t... (read more)
Financial planning anticipation of income tax obligations due on 4/15 of every year may require adjustments of various income sources. A basic understanding of the thresholds will assist you in your determination of a possible year end tax balance.
The “single, unmarried” Taxpayer collecting Social Security (SS) benefits with a combined income exceeding $25,000.00 will need to pay taxes for the designated tax year or period. If the Taxpayer is “married filing jointly” and has a combine income sources that exceed $32,000.00 will need to pay taxes for the tax year.
For example, Single ... (read more)
ComForcare Park Ridge offers Elmwood Park residents reliable Alzheimer’s care management at home.
Elmwood Park, IL 2013 – ComForcare offers experienced, compassionate, and individualized home care services for seniors who are afflicted by dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. In America, the number of seniors who are battling the disease and other forms of dementia is continuing to rise, and ComForcare Park Ridge provides Elmwood Park seniors the assistance they need to continue to live comfortably at home rather than having to transfer to a nursing center. “At ComForcare, we help preser... (read more)
Sundowner's syndrome is commonly seen in seniors with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The reason for the frequent occurrence of this condition is still unknown. Trying to know as much as possible about the syndrome and how to treat the symptoms is the only way to help the seniors take care of themselves.
You have many professional agencies, providing personal care services to elders. They are well versed with the condition and have the experience and expertise to handle this condition. We have mentioned some tips that will help you with what to expect when you are dealing with an eld... (read more)